Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Food Drive

We will be conducting a parish Food Drive to benefit the Center for Food Action the weekend of September 22/23. Please bring donations to the Gathering Space any time up until 2:00 PM on Sunday.

All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your help!





Cooks Needed for
St. Martin’s Kitchen

If you are looking for a very flexible volunteer job this is for you: roast beefs delivered Thursday to be returned cooked on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to the St. Peter’s parking lot. To be added to our dwindling list call: Joann Schlomann  201-265-1637 or Philomena Connell 201-265-7140.


Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over refreshments… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: 
Tuesday, October 9 – 7:30 PM
Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.


2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12
July 10
Aug. 14
Sept. 11
Oct. 9
Nov. 13

Advent Gatherings
Nov. 27
Dec. 4
Dec. 18 




Jesus is inviting you…
~ Mk 10:2-16

” … to share your gifts
~ Mk 10:17-30

Community Building
” … to be a servant
~ Mk 10:35-45

” … to follow Him on the way
~ Mk 10:46-52

October Ministry-Fest is a month long celebration of Ministry here at St. Peter the Apostle. Each week of October one of the Clusters of Ministries will be highlighted. The homilies at all of the weekend Masses will focus on the Lord’s call to all Catholics to service, our baptismal promises to serve, and the Gifts we have received to do so as related to the featured Cluster. A minister from one of the ministries in each Cluster will speak during the Mass. Families are encouraged to congregate after Mass as ministry members from the highlighted Cluster will be in the Gathering Space to speak with parishioners to provide information on their ministry and inspire a call to ministry. Light refreshments will be served.


2nd Annual Ladies
Christmas Tea

Ladies, Save the Date!
New Evangelization Ministry presents
2nd Annual Ladies Christmas Tea
Wednesday December 5, 2018 – 7:00 PM
An evening you will not want to miss!

More information to follow.


MOMs Group
Children’s Clothing Swap

The M.O.M.S. group biannual children’s clothing swap will take place on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9am-12pm in the Parish Center.  Parents are invited to shop for gently used children’s and maternity clothes. 

Donations will be accepted on Friday, September 21st, from 3-7pm in the Parish Center. 

Items are free, and you do not have to donate clothes to shop.  Volunteers are needed to help organize donations both days.  If you are interested, please e-mail Lauren at







Catechist Needed for
Monday Small Group

We are in need of a catechist for a small group instruction on Mondays afternoons. The group would meet 12 times during the year.

Jesus said to go and make disciples! If you have a love of your faith and want to share it with the next generation please call the Office of Faith Formation a 201-265-6019 or email We love what we do and do what we love so come join us!


Ministry to the Ill and
Homebound Discernment

You are invited to a special information and discernment gathering to prayerfully consider becoming a Minister to the Ill and Homebound.

A gratifying ministry, the homebound eagerly anticipate a visit and appreciate the fact that the Eucharist is taken to them and shared by a compassionate member of St. Peters. It is truly a mutually fulfilling exchange! The time commitment is a minimum of one visit per month. Making visits is something that each individual minister works out with the parishioner they are visiting. Training for this ministry is provided. A seasoned minister will gladly accompany you to your visits, if you desire.

Tuesday, October 2nd or Wednesday, October 10th (choose 1 date)

7:30 PM – Place: Parish Center

RSVP: By September 24th (so we can prepare!)

Call: 201-261-3366 ext. 209 and leave a message, or email:

Thank you for your dedication to ministry!


Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

Six times a year our parish provides dinner to the poor and homeless at the Bergen County Human Resources Services Center in Hackensack. Our next hosting date is Thursday, October 4. We can always use additional people willing to occasionally heat up frozen lasagna and meatballs. The food is delivered to your home on Wednesday early afternoon for you heat up on Thursday and bring to the church parking lot that afternoon.

Please contact Beth Falker at 201-460-4592 or at if you would like to help with this task.


The Catholic’s Divorce
Healing Program

The Catholic’s Divorce Healing Program
Begins October 15

St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 6 -week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at

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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

Sept. 26-Nov. 4: 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life
September 26 – November 4
Help Save Lives in Hackensack!

Click here for informational flyer

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email